Menominee County Treasurer Barbara Parrett is reminding property owners to pay their delinquent 2018 property tax by Feb. 28.

Payment must be received in the Menominee County Treasurer’s office by 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 28 to prevent property forfeiture. Payments received after Feb. 28 will not prevent forfeiture and will result in substantial additional penalties and interest.

Under Michigan’s tax reversion law, taxpayers attempting to pay tax after Feb. 28 will incur fees of $235 plus additional interest of 0.5% per month retroactive to March 1 of the year taxes were returned delinquent. Even though 2020 is a leap year, it is irrelevant in regard to forfeiture. 

Property owners with properties subject to forfeiture should have received a forfeiture notice. If people have not received a forfeiture notice and one believes their property tax is delinquent and subject to forfeiture, they may contact the Menominee County Treasurer’s office.

Questions regarding delinquent taxes may be directed to the Menominee County Treasurer’s office at 906-863-5548, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.